Maria Walley, Realtor
downtown condo | Cincinnati Condo Connection

Gorgeous Renovated East Walnut Hills Condo at the Edgecliff

Don’t miss this one.  It’s 2 one bedroom units combined to make one large 2 bed 2 bath condo with a 44 ft balcony overlooking Eden Park.  Designed for entertaining!

 

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Luxury Condo Market Update 6.30.18

Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Cincinnati

With fifty-two diverse neighborhoods, the city of Cincinnati has something for everyone looking to purchase a new home in 2018. Not to mention there’s never been a better time to invest in a home or condo in Cincinnati. Trulia real estate trends show a 4% year-over-year increase in home prices, and according to the most recent U.S. Census Report, Cincinnati has seen consistent population growth over the last five years. According to Trulia, the median age in Cincinnati is 38 —a reflection of the city’s popularity among millennials.

So, what makes our lovely home city so popular with the younger demographic? Recent studies have shown that in more congested, urban areas, millennials look for an easy commute, walkability, and easy access to restaurants, coffeeshops, nightlife, and amenities. Of course, Cincinnati’s many neighborhoods offer these features in spades, but which are the best for the discerning millennial home-buyer? With prices ranging from $125,000 all the way up to $750,000, the following neighborhoods offer excellent options for every price range.

Over-the-Rhine

Although Over-the-Rhine is one of Cincinnati’s most historic neighborhoods, the area has seen a great deal of growth and development in the last 20 years. Many of the homes for sale in Over-the-Rhine are newly constructed condos, with price points spanning the full range from $125,000 to $750,000. The neighborhood’s proximity to downtown makes nightlife and restaurants easily accessible.

The Eagle is a hot spot for fried chicken and socializing. Also check out historic Findlay Market, one of the country’s oldest public markets for farmers and artisans.  One Mercer is a good building.

The Allison is a new building in OTR with private parking on a tree lined street.  One of the better values in OTR.

Clifton

Adjacent to the University of Cincinnati, Clifton is one of the city’s most sought-after areas, with a populace made up mostly of current and former students. Among young graduates, condos are some of the most popular homes for sale. Given the proximity to the University, the area boasts numerous walkable streets with a plethora of shops and restaurants on Ludlow Avenue. In addition to great rental options, the homes here cost anywhere from $62,000 to $695,000. Don’t forget to stop at Graeter’s Ice Cream Shop before heading to Esquire Theatre for a movie.

20th Century Theatre in Oakley

Oakley

Located on the I-71 Corridor, Oakley is a popular suburban area. There are a lot of really fun spots to walk to such as Mad Tree Brewery Tap Room and Deeper Roots Coffee.  Due to the older housing stock the single family homes  this area tend to be smaller than those in other neighborhoods, and prices tend to be slightly higher, in the $250,000 to $600,000 range.  Competition is also fierce in this area, and many of the homes that enter the market are quickly gobbled up by interested buyers.  There are plenty of great apartments in Oakley but not a lot of condos.

 

Walnut Hills and East Walnut Hills

Nestled between downtown, Mt. Adams and Hyde Park, Walnut Hills is the perfect blend of urban and suburban.  There are numerous housing options from high rise condos, townhouses and single family homes.  Although prices are going up, you can still snag a single family house or condo in the low $100,000s if you are quick! Walnut Hills and East Walnut Hills are a walkers paradise. Walnut Hills is centered around Eden Park which is one of the best parks in the city.  The business districts of the neighborhoods are also experiencing a renaissance with lots of hip urban retailers, breweries and restaurants opening.  Shop at HyBred for vintage clothing and then grab lunch at O Pie O.  If you still have energy for a beer, pop across the street to Woodburn Brewery or coffee at Cafe DeSales.

The Verona is a lovely courtyard condo favored by millennials and close to historic Peebles Corner.

 

Northside

Sometimes compared to Brooklyn, this edgy neighborhood has one of the largest and most independent business districts.  There aren’t many condos in this neighborhood.  It’s mostly single family homes and duplexes.  There are some graceful Victorian homes on tree lined streets and smaller Italianate row houses on others.  It’s close to downtown but set apart from the other neighborhoods that millennials have typically gravitated.  It’s full of trendy businesses and quirky independent minded people. Take a  trip to Northside and experience it for yourself.  Stop at Shake It Records to get your vinyl fix and then get a bite at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe 

Condo Envy: Park Place at Lytle Park #701

 

Entrance

This is my current favorite condo on the market in Cincinnati right now!   This must be seen in person as the photos really don’t capture the feel of this spacious loft.  #701 is a  corner unit on the 7th floor. It’s not so high that you see  the roofs and mechanicals of neighboring buildings but high enough to get the light and the views.  You can see Mt. Adams, the Stadium, Lytle Park and the tiara of the Great American Building.

View from Living Room

It’s a designed  in a contemporary loft style but still very inviting.  It’s a very large 3,100 SF condo with an open floor plan but there are still enough rooms to have privacy.  This was originally two units.  The current owner was the listing agent that was working with the developer to sell the condos and chose these two units to be her home and is now selling it after 12 years of enjoying the space.

Park Place at Lytle

 

I love that there is a nice office that is tucked out of the way and a nice master suite. It features his and hers bathrooms and walk in closets.  It also has a man cave outside of the unit and two storage spaces. The man cave could be a workshop, art studio, large wine cellar, craft room or whatever you want it to be.

Park Place at Lytle is one of my favorite condo buildings in downtown Cincinnati. I think people overlook this building and that is a shame.  I like that it’s in a quiet part of downtown that feels residential.  You can easily walk to the riverfront or the central business district as well as OTR.  It’s close to entrance to Columbia Parkway and I-71 so it’s very easy to get where you need to go.  And your local pub is The Top of the Park at the Phelps/Residence Inn.  It gets better, if your local is too crowded, Park Place has it’s own rooftop garden, a great place to socialize with your friends or neighbors.  The Polk Room is a nice place to host a party, although with this condo, I don’t know why someone wouldn’t host an event in the spacious condo itself.

Roof top of Park Place

The building has plenty of amenities.  It features two guest suites, a nice gym, garage parking, 24 hour concierge and onsite management.  With 126 units it’s large enough to support all of these amenities but not so large that it feels like a hotel. One of the other benefits is that there are plenty of households to cover the maintenance of the building so the HOA is quite reasonable for a 3,100 SF condo. It’s $1,190 per month.  It’s one block from the University Club and Queen City Club and next door to the Taft Museum.  Lytle Park is across the street for those who have dogs to walk.

Lytle Park

This unit was designed by Maris Bernard and features beautiful cherry floors, neutral walls and lots of granite.  3 fireplaces, one in the bedroom, living room and the sitting room.

It comes with three garage spaces and is currently listed at $995,000.    See the listing detail for more information and hurry up and book a showing with me before this wonderful condo is snapped up. 513-235-3996

Maria Walley